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Jacobsen becomes Ryder Cup supplier

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Jacobsen, renowned manufacturer of turf maintenance equipment, has signed an agreement to become an Official Supplier to the 2018 Ryder Cup, which will take place at the celebrated Le Golf National near Versailles, Paris.

Jacobsen will support both Ryder Cup Europe and the agronomy team at the host venue in preparing the course for the most prestigious team event in golf.

As the existing exclusive supplier of turf care equipment to Le Golf National, The Ryder Cup will provide the company with a unique opportunity to showcase its portfolio of premium  turf care equipment by ensuring that the course is presented to the players, sponsors, media and the public in the best possible condition.

Jacobsen – a division of Textron Inc (NYSE: TXT)  – supplies and services many of the world’s leading golf resorts and, through its relationship with The Ryder Cup, is seeking to further enhance its reputation in this sector by preparing the course for one of the sport’s most famous events.

Alan Prickett, Vice President, International at Ransomes Jacobsen, said: “The Ryder Cup is one of the sporting world’s most revered and highly anticipated events. It will be a privilege to play a role in preparing the course for the match and helping to ensure that the highest standards of course preparation are applied for such a prestigious tournament.”

Ryder Cup Europe Director Richard Hills said: “We are delighted to announce this partnership with Jacobsen. They already enjoy a first-class relationship with the host venue and our hope and intention is to build on that relationship and deliver a course worthy of staging this great event.”